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Abarrientos hits game-winner as FEU escapes Adamson; UP, NU, Ateneo notch wins


RJ Abarrientos hit the game winning triple as the FEU Tamaraws escaped the Adamson Soaring Falcons, 66-65, on Thursday in the UAAP Season 84 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Abarrientos' trey was part of his 17-point output for the Morayta-based squad's third win in six games. Ljay Gonzales also added 16 points, while Xyrus Torres chipped in 13 points. The win also spoiled Jerom Lastimosa's 16-point effort for the San Marcelino-based squad.

Earlier, the Ateneo Blue Eagles maintained their perfect record as they defeated the UE Red Warriors, 94-72, with Gian Mamuyac posting 21 points and nine rebounds. Ange Kouame also registered 21 points on top of 13 rebounds.

The UP Fighting Maroons (5-1) survived the De La Salle Green Archers, 61-59, with Zavier Lucero tallying 21 points to grab the solo no. 2 spot, while DLSU slid to third with 4-2.

The NU Bulldogs, meanwhile, eclipsed the UST Growling Tigers, 82-51 to improve their record to 3-3, tied with FEU at the fourth spot.

The UAAP will be back in action on Saturday for the last day of the first round games.

—MGP, GMA News

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